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  1. This trick really requires skills and experience and I can hardly imagine a non-trained pilot doing it safely....
  2. Ok, I think I got what @adamjedgar meant - the cage pushed backwards by the tight lines/raisers leaning against it when I added thrust.
  3. While I totally buy the 2nd outcome (commented below), I must admit I hardly comprehend this phenomena. I can't imagine how the thrust could pull the loose raisers at such a power that those raisers bend the cage and make the propeller catch the cage... Or I misunderstood it completely I think you are right that what happened to me was that the A line got sucked in by the propeller just when I let the lines get loose (did not pull the canopy strong enough after the first pull backwards). I will postpone my power launches by the time I get confident and hands on with the paramotor on my ba
  4. Thanks @AndyB, it makes a lot of sense. I will put more attention to keeping the pressure on the glider and have the lines tight all the time. Also, I will apply throttle only when the wing is over my head or close to that point.
  5. Getting back to tubings that smell gasoline like hell, is this normal? The ProPPG kit doesn't address that problem so even if I plug the exhaust and air intake the tubings will generate lots of smell - does it make sense to replace them or any rubbery tubings will be the same?
  6. 70kg / 154 pounds. Already bought this paramotor and am happy with it
  7. Yeah, I know it's hard to tell not seeing the incident, the question was more to get your opinion whether there is any chance that the lines tensed during the launch may get caught by the propeller or not. I have 10 years experience in free-flying in the mountains, completely new to powered paragliding though but I can tell the training I got was a decent one. I assume I may have not checked that the line was already in contact with the prop before I applied throttle, and then it would be clear to me what I done wrong.
  8. Well, nothing to be added here, really @HDY run until the harness takes you up from the ground. When you start feeling a pressure on the leg straps is probably when you begin sitting down as your brain gets the message "uhhh, we are in the air". Well, you are definitely not, ignore this impression and just keep running and keeping the appropriate amount of throttle until your legs firmly lose contact with the ground. In mountain paragliding, especially in thermals, when you often have the ridge you've launched from right behind your back it's still not a right moment to sit down but instead wa
  9. I'll share my thought on that as I'm new to paramotor but quite experienced in paragliding itself - launching with a motor is completely different than without it in the mountains and I found it working good for me when launching with a motor: keep running until the wing and the harness lift you up from the ground without any work other than just running and controlling the glider above you (and adding throttle of course). Be prepared that you will get lifted and fly while leaning against the straps, relax, they won't let you fall Then when you gain some altitude just kick your knees up firm
  10. Hi, I am new to paramotor and not so new to paragliding itself (100+ hours of airtime). My last takeoff in the complete windless conditions has gone wrong, luckily only the paraglider line broken, no other issues. It was a classic/front launch but from the beginning I couldn't make all the risers and lines cleared up although they were good - I was not sure A's are on the top of the other lines so I was trying to clean it up while having the glider at the back of me. Evening, mosquitos started to bite, I started getting impatient as the sun was setting and very likely did not check everyt
  11. Makes lots of sense, I did not consider intake and exhaust which are directly connected with internals filled with fuel and air mixture. As for the fuel hose itself, do you consider it normal that they smell gasoline so intensively or maybe I have it of low quality?
  12. I'd like to be able to keep my paramotor kit in the apartment especially in winter when I can't keep it on my balcony (where I keep it under waterproof grill cover). Noticed that the only part of it that smells gasoline to me is the fuel hose. Does every hose smell gasoline because its density is less than the gasoline vapor or maybe there are more expensive ones that are fume-proof? What other elements of the kit generate the smell? On the venting hose of the fuel tank I have a valve that for sure limits the emission of the smell, I think the tank itself generate negligible amounts of fu
  13. Hi, I'm about to buy my first paramotor kit, the Vittorazi Atom 80 and I'm about to pick it up next week. This is Atom 80 MY20, which I can confirm by the new Walbro WG8 carburetor which is new to MY20 compared to MY19. Other than that it comes with an aluminium single ring cage, Dudek PowerSeat Comfort harness, gooseneck bars (pipes, not the alu profiles) with bearings, 15 liter fuel tank (overkill for this engine but I have no choice at the moment) and the stock Helix props. What do you think I should take a closer look at when buying it? I've seen it live, engine seems to be new (
  14. Hello, First of all I'd like to say hi as I'm new on this forum. I am new to paramotor sport, so far free-flying with for 10 years and decided to go fuel-powered to enhance my experience. I'd like to get your opinions on how Atom 80 is (or is not) better than the Top 80 engines in terms of noise and vibrations it generates and also its reliability. The thing is I can buy a used Miniplane Top 80 (full gear with frame, harness etc) with fully renovated motor just now for exactly half the price of new Atom 80 (also full gear) and I wonder if it makes sense to reach deeper into my w
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